Kam Talebi


Kaskaid Hospitality




Kam Talebi left the technology sector for hospitality nearly a decade ago. His prolific company (in 2013 described as a $60 million business) is best known for its glam, female-centric Crave restaurants now located throughout the country. Still, Kaskaid has shown a penchant for growth and risk in recent years, experimenting with concepts right and left, buying into others, quickly disposing of what hasn’t worked. Little else has stuck beyond Crave, though that hasn’t stopped the company from trying. Next up: Italian and burger concepts at Mall of America.